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Virumandi (2004)

A temperamental farmer gets embroiled in a bloody clan feud in a southern Tamil Nadu village.

Director:

Kamal Haasan

Writers:

H. Banerjee (Subtitles), Kamal Haasan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kamal Haasan ... Virumandi
Abhirami ... Annalachmi
Pasupathy ... Kothaala Thevan
Napolean ... Nallama Naicker
Bala Singh ... Thevar
Nassar ... Chief Jailor Jayanth (as Nasser)
Rohini ... Angela James
Shanmugha Rajan Shanmugha Rajan ... Inspector Peikkaaman
Pyramid Natarajan Pyramid Natarajan ... Vaidhyanadhan
O.A.K. Sunder O.A.K. Sunder ... Kothaala Thevan's Brother
Periya Karuppu Thevar Periya Karuppu Thevar ... Temple Priest
Gnanasambandam ... Cowfight host
Karate Raja Karate Raja ... Virumandi's Sidekick
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sennalkudi Lakshmi Sennalkudi Lakshmi
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Storyline

The take on death penalty told through the story of a temperamental villager caught in between two village clans. Told through an offbeat screenplay inspired by Korosawa's Rashomon, the film narrates two versions of the same incidents. 'Virumaandi' is exhibition of filmmaking & culture of the land it depicts at its very best. Written by PipingHotViews

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

26 February 2004 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

Sandiyar See more »

Filming Locations:

Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,539,137
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Extensive sets of rural tamilnadu and prison were erected in Chennai. Bulls from Madurai and nearby districts were transported to Chennai for the bull fight sequences . See more »

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Andagada Andagada
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Performed by Swarnalatha
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Class Act
19 January 2004 | by bn0809See all my reviews

At a time when cliched tamil/indian movies are being made, one could only Kamal Hassan to come up with something innovative and striking!

What is most exciting is the narrative set-up from two angles, two very different versions of the same story, a crime committed, 24 murders in a village in Tamil Nadu (kamal hassan and pasupathy). The underlying tension throughout this morbid tale is effective. In fact very difficult to make out who is good and evil, till the very end. Fantastic Characterization's.

Excellent photography, background score. Direction by Kamal is first rate, with an interesting screen play.

Regarding performances, pasupathy steals the show, along with Rohini. Abhirami as the main female lead is impressive. Kamal, the actor is not at his best, but makes up enough with his direction.

It falls short of a great movie on account of a poor climax and excessive violence. Not a great movie, but definitely a good one.


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